The Scottish Play Strikes Harlem

Most New Yorkers have heard of Shakespeare in the Park, meaning the big festival in Central Park. I have had the fortune of attending performances the past two years and they were both spectacular. But a far fewer number have heard of or attended the free uptown iteration in Marcus Garvey Park. Not only does this company’s productions rival the renowned Public Theater’s shows, but … Continue reading The Scottish Play Strikes Harlem

New York Lens: Waldain

I hope you all have enjoyed the posts so far in “Lens”, a series of interviews with interesting people talking about what makes their city unique. This week, I spoke with Waldain, is a teacher, comedian and video editor. When he’s not with schoolkids, he’s working on his YouTube channel “for geeks like myself,” Basement Pretzel. There you’ll find video game-related clips and everyday observances … Continue reading New York Lens: Waldain

New York Lens: Rose

The latest installment of Lens, a series of interviews with interesting people in New York and beyond! This week, Rose Silberman-Gorn, an artist and writer who recently moved to New York, offers some tips and thoughts about her new city.¬†Through her¬†artwork, she aims to create a bizarre and beautiful world that viewers can dive into. Her portfolio contains colorful sketches that cross the bridge between … Continue reading New York Lens: Rose

Teatime Tee-Off

I had the fine pleasure of having tea at two popular tearooms in NYC over the past few weeks: Alice’s Teacup on the Upper East Side, and Tea & Sympathy on Greenwich Avenue. Now I will do something practically impossible, which is to try to determine which tearoom rises above in a Teatime Tee-Offf. Ambiance Alice’s Teacup has three locations, and I went to “Chapter … Continue reading Teatime Tee-Off